Over 80 leaders from across the community came including civic leaders, and leaders in business, the arts, sports, media, education, health, etc. There was endorsement of the project from Rangitane and the Mayor. Sir Mason Durie gave an excellent address on the journey of the Anglican Church from 1814 to today and especially how that journey shaped All Saints. Then Prof Vince Neall and Matt Soong from the building committee spoke to the concept that is being considered for the new frontage. Finally Nigel Dixon wrapped up the evening with our vision for engagement with the community. A stunning night and a high level of excitement. An article is on Stuff and also the Manawatu Standard website today. Reaction from the public has been very mixed, but at least they are responding.